Lydia Running for Betele For Team ZAT 2015

About Team ZAT 2015

Team ZAT is a group of kids and adults passionate about serving God and His people. This October we will be running various races in the Kansas City Marathon in order to raise money and awareness for orphans and vulnerable children within the communities of Ziway and Adami Tulu, Ethiopia (Ziway + Adami Tulu = ZAT). Your donation will go towards the Ethiopia child sponsorship program, providing education, medical care, two meals per day, love and HOPE to children enrolled in the Ziway/Adami Tulu schools. Not only will kids be physically cared for, but they will be lovingly taught of their great worth in God's eyes. Help us feed families spiritually through the message of hope and empowerment, aiming to keep families together in Ethiopia. 

** Rest assured knowing that 100% of your tax deductible donation goes directly to work in Ethiopia

*** THIS JUST IN ***
We just had an anonymous donor step up and say they were so excited by all those Running for Purpose, that they wanted to MATCH every single donation given (up to this point) and until the end of October.  Folks, that means your $10 donation instantly turns to $20, $50 turns to $100 and so on (up to a total of $20,000).  Help spread this good news and let's see how many kids we can support. ***

Lydia Running for Betele Details

Betele is 12 years-old and in fifth grade at the Lifesong for Orphan's School in Ziway, Ethiopia.  She enjoys running and her favorite subject is Amharic.  She wants to be a doctor when she grows up. Many families in this region of Ethiopia are living in extreme poverty and many children are orphaned due to death and disease.  Without a quality education children have little to no hope of breaking the cycle of gripping poverty. At Lifesong Ethiopia, our hope is to not only provide education and food, but also share the love of Christ with students as we guide them into a hopeful future.

 My name is Lydia Burrell and on October 17 I will be running the Kansas City Kid's Marathon in order to help ensure that Betele and others like her can continue to go to school, get fed and hear about God's love.  Will you help me by making a donation?  No amount is too small.

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Fundraiser ended on 11/1/2015.

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Donations To Lydia Running for Betele

* Denotes Offline Donations

Name Gift Date Amount Comment
Anonymous 9/17/2015 $25.00 Happy Birthday!
Anonymous 9/25/2015 $200.00 *
Bruce & Janice Marshall 9/25/2015 $50.00 *
Lydia Burrell 9/28/2015 $50.00 From Caroline
josie burrell 10/12/2015 $50.00 Happy Birthday Lydia!
Anonymous 10/16/2015 $125.00
Amy Fitzgerald 10/17/2015 $50.00 Great cause. Way to give back!
Lydia Burrell 10/19/2015 $20.00 From Caroline's books
Lyla 10/22/2015 $50.00 Happy birthday Lydia
Lindsey Metzger 10/23/2015 $15.00 Happy Birthday, Lydia!!